Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

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Does Breeding Impact Stallions' Performance Under Saddle?

May 01, 2014

Researchers confirmed that collecting semen from riding stallions has no negative effect on performance.... Read More

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Introducing Horses to Growing Spring Pastures

April 27, 2014

Here are a few things to consider before turning your horses out on growing pastures this spring.... Read More

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10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... Read More

When blood flow within the hoof to the coffin bone is compromised for long periods, the bone breaks down starting at the trim and can lose significant mass, as seen with the bone on the right.

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Horse Hoof Anatomy, Part 1

April 23, 2014

Learn how the bones and soft tissues in a horse's hoof work together and impact soundness. ... Read More

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'Extensive' Study on Arena Surfaces Published

April 18, 2014

The study brings together the latest data on arena and turf surfaces and the effects these have on horses.... Read More

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Colostrum for Foals

April 14, 2014

To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.... Read More

This saddle has slipped to the right in association with right hind limb lameness.

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Saddle Study Reveals High Degree of Lameness in Sport Horses

April 07, 2014

Of the 506 working sports horses assessed, 46% were classified as lame or having a stiff, stilted canter.... Read More

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Will My Horse Survive Colic Surgery?

April 03, 2014

There are no easy answers when it comes to colic surgery, just as there are no easy decisions.... Read More

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Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

April 01, 2014

The prevalence of race-related fatal injury for a five-year period was 1.91 per 1,000 starts.... Read More

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Infographic: Respiratory Health

March 31, 2014

Learn more about equine respiratory-related health conditions with this easy-to-follow visual guide.... Read More

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Gluck Foundation Releases Fifth Research Report

March 28, 2014

The report focuses on research accomplishments and scientific publications during the 2013 calendar year.... Read More

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Optimizing the Care and Management of Your Equine Athlete

March 28, 2014

Here's how to keep your equine athlete happy, healthy, and at the top of his game.... Read More

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Sidebone might be Normal in Swedish Cold-Blooded Horses

March 21, 2014

Researchers found that sidebone does not appear to affect horses' performance.... Read More

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Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

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Diagnosing Lower Limb Lameness in Sport Horses

March 06, 2014

The lower limb is the most common site of lameness in English-discipline sport horses, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Abnormal Regurgitation

March 03, 2014

What might cause my mare to regurgitate her grain? ... Read More

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GI Complications Associated with Elective General Anesthesia

March 03, 2014

Researchers found that GI dysfunction occurred after 36 of the 416 procedures (about 8.7% of cases).... Read More

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Blood Protein to Diagnose Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Colic

March 02, 2014

Researchers evaluated if vets could use blood protein levels to distinguish surgical from nonsurgical colic.... Read More

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Coffin Bone Loss, Remodeling Associated with Laminitis

February 20, 2014

Osteolysis (dissolving of bone) of the coffin bone is an early sign of laminitis development.... Read More

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British Olympic Eventer Retired due to Cardiac Condition

February 17, 2014

Miners Frolic, a 16-year-old, 17-hand Thoroughbred gelding, was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.... Read More

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Diagnosing Unusual Hock Lameness

February 17, 2014

Because each hock lameness case is unique, it isn't always easy to pinpoint the cause of the unsoundness.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Assessing Proximal Metatarsal Lameness in Sport Horses

February 15, 2014

Injuries to the top of the rear cannon bone are some of the most difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Horse Health Concerns: Equine Rhinitis Virus and Coronavirus

February 14, 2014

Veterinarians and horse owners should remain vigilant for these two relatively new horse health challenges.... Read More

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Infographic: How Ammonia Impacts Your Horse

February 14, 2014

Have you walked into a barn and smelled a pungent, burning odor? That's ammonia, and it's hurting your horse.... Read More

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Equine Lameness: Clinical Judgment Meets Diagnostic Imaging

February 11, 2014

Veterinarians have tools to help them make educated judgments about lamenesses, their causes, and prognoses.... Read More